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Story TPP has provision banning requirements to transfer or or access to source code of software Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:55pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:45pm
Story MATE 1.12 released Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:44pm
Story Net of insecurity The kernel of the argument Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:28pm
Story What it’s like to switch to Android after using only iPhones for 6 years Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:15pm
Story Ubuntu 16.04 Drops Brasero and Empathy, GNOME Calendar to Be Adopted Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:04pm
Story KVM Changes Announced For Linux 4.4 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 8:00pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 7:58pm
Story The Staging Update For Linux 4.4: More Than 2,400 Patches Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 7:58pm
Story Video: No more open source foundations, please! Rianne Schestowitz 05/11/2015 - 7:55pm

TurnKey Linux—High On Steroids

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Linux This is a community-oriented open source project conceived by Alon Swartz and Liraz Siri, to simplify our lives. It is available as an installable Live CD ISO and as a virtual machine image format too. If you have cloud access, it won’t dishearten you at all.

Apache loses Java showdown vote to Oracle

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Software The Apache Software Foundation – one of tech's most influential open-source groups – is closer to quitting Java's governing body after losing a stand-off vote against Oracle on Java.

Opensuse 11.4 (M4) Screenshots tour

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SUSE OpenSUSE project released the fourth of six milestones in the development of openSUSE 11.4. Milestone 4 (M4) brings a wide range of updates, both major and minor. Kernel 2.6.37rc3 is the basis of M4, including the famous “200 line” per tty task groups patch to improve desktop interactivity, and featuring the removal of the so-called ‘Big Kernel Lock’ that will improve scalability.

Linux Mint 10 review

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Linux Hot on the heels of Ubuntu 10.10, the Linux Mint project announced the release of Mint 10 code-named Julia. Dmitri Popov takes a look at what the new version of this polished and user friendly Linux distro has to offer

Three middleweights

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kmandla.wordpress: In that sense, here are three distros that I would call “middleweights:” Too big to compete with us lowly basement dwellers, but not necessarily in the same bracket as the juggernauts out there.

Top 3 Application Menu Alternatives for Ubuntu

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Software I didn't had any problem with the default menu application I have in my Ubuntu. That was until I tried other application menus available out there. Here is a collection of 3 simple application menu alternatives you should give a try in your Ubuntu.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10

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Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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  • Goodbye Fedora 12
  • If Web Browsers Were Celebrities..
  • Official Ubuntu Advertising Team is Now Alive
  • A new data set from Firefox reveals our browsing habits
  • maddog the catalyst
  • Linux and Windows Integration
  • ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee
  • Playing SuperTuxKart – A Free 3d kart racing game in Ubuntu
  • Oracle talks up Solaris 11 Unix release
  • A week in the life of a KDE e.V. board member
  • ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Open Source Way
  • Firefox 4 offers silent add-on updates
  • How Red Hat democratized our corporate citizenship program
  • Microsoft, Attachmate and Novell's Linuxy Ménage à Trois
  • New Scientific Linux 6 Alpha Is Out
  • Huawei Joins Linux Foundation
  • Supreme Court Case Could Affect Developers' Secondary Patent Liability
  • Latest Opera snapshot
  • digiKam Tricks 1.3 Released
  • Gentoo Interview with Vilhelm von Ehrenheim
  • id software job
  • Gentoo becomes Open Invention Network licensee
  • Screenshot Tour of Diaspora

some howtos:

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  • Enable “Mark All Upgrades” in Synaptic in Mint
  • Script of the Week: Backup Types in Bash
  • Collection of basic Linux Firewall iptables rules
  • Text Frames in Scribus
  • How to block, lock, or deny access to a user into Linux
  • How To Setup Email Alerts on Linux Using Gmail or SMTP
  • Tips for Securely Using Temporary Files in Linux Scripts
  • Linux Command Sequences in Bash
  • Opensuse Building VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
  • How to join together several Flash video (flv) files

State of the Debian-Ubuntu relationship

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Ubuntu The relationship between Debian and Ubuntu has been the subject of many vigorous debates over the years, ever since Ubuntu’s launch in 2004. Six years later, the situation has improved.

The Clockwork Man & The Hidden World Released For Linux

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Gaming At the turn of the century, in an alternate timeline, steam-powered technology has become dominant in almost all walks of life. Join Miranda Calomy, and her robot, Sprocket, on a journey through this world of wondrous science!

Books I Want

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  • 12 Best MySQL Database Books for Your Library
  • Perl Books I Want
  • New Drupal Book - Drupal Web Services

Brazilian Teachers to get Mandriva Linux

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MDV The Brazilian government education authority has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running Mandriva Linux for educational use nationwide. Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students’ education.

The End of KOffice, The End of KDE?

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KDE Here's some interesting news: KOffice, as a brand name, no longer exists. And with that change, I can't help but wonder if we are soon going to be looking at the end of the KDE name, as well.

Also: KDE Announces the Calligra Suite

4 Reasons to Try LibreOffice

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LibO Many of the major Linux distributions will be replacing OpenOffice with LibreOffice once the final release is available, so there's no better time to check out the new software. Here are just a few reasons why you should.

Netbook Operating Systems

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Linux A modern netbook is likely to have 150 GB of disk space, 1 GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1024×800, and a wide range of connectivity options. It can hardly be called a minimalist device. Invariably, it will also be double the weight of the original EEEPC 701!

Choosing the right Linux distribution is key to success

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Linux This past week, I had a frustrating reminder of a lesson I learned long ago…but let slip away out of either arrogance or stubbornness. That lesson is that choosing the right distribution is the first (and most important) key to success when deploying the Linux operating system.

Quick Look: Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers

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Gaming This week I decided to take a look at Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers. Linux is not famous for gaming; gaming has actually been the Achilles heel of Linux. Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers strives to make gaming a bit more visible and accessible in Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 383

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop edition
  • News: CentOS 6, ten years of KNOPPIX, Ubuntu Unity coverage, openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Questions and answers: Why is Debian "out-of-date"?
  • Released last week: Vine Linux 5.2, Superb Mini Server 1.5.4
  • Donations: Mageia receives €350.00
  • New additions: GnackTrack
  • New distributions: LibreWRT, Newtoos
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu 10.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.6.5: A Competitive Race As the Phoronix Test Suite builds many of its tests from source, with this article we compared the results of both Mac OS X 10.6.5 and Ubuntu 10.10 when using their stock compilers (as found in the latest version of Xcode for Mac OS X and within the Maverick package repository for Ubuntu 10.10).

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